HKC 16M4 : the best television set Direct-LED ?

What is the new HKC 16M4 worth ?

HKC proposes today a new basic model, equipped with technological solutions which work, the 16M4.
First, the size : 16 inches on this device.
Small but tough ; hopefully seeing its size , it will perhaps follow you (house move or holidays…). Good opportunities to test its reliability in the long run.
Regarding technology, we are facing a model with a HD resolution.  Even if the product belongs to an entry-level group , the result is serious.
No wahoo effect on this model, but the correct one. In short, the manufacturer’s goal with this model is to provide a product that meets everyday TV needs.
An analysis will determine if the objective is achieved and if it is relevant to buy it.

TV design presentation HKC 16M4

The first thing we always do is to analyze the design since it is the first thing that is obvious and also because it is important.
Who said that entry-level products could not benefit from quality design? That’s the thought we can face each other with this TV set. That nothing is impossible for HKC.
In conclusion, even if design is important, it is not on this point that we judge the 16M4. You can put it in your living room ,it will not look out of place.

16M4 from HKC – The screen

The new HKC offers an image with disappointing contrasts. It has pale, dark and shallow colours. This translates into completely washed out blacks that do not allow you to enjoy a movie properly in the dark.
With this new 16M4 HKC, the company makes an assumed technological choice. 
The HKC 16M4 is available in the HD resolution. HKC presents this 16M4 with a screen of 16 inches; this television belongs to the series of small models in its range.At the same time, we are dealing with a nice display on the screen.
By providing it with a frequency of 60 Hz, this makes this TV set better positioned than its competitors. A perfectly synchronized image that will delight you for your home cinema.
In addition, HKC has decided to use its mastery of advanced technology on this device, which allows it to benefit from a high quality HD image resolution.
My opinion to conclude on the display part. It’s cheap; with the price that goes with it.

The sound of the HKC 16M4

For those who are not too demanding in terms of quality or sound rendering, this model is interesting. Indeed, the audio system is a little short. Which is normal for this entry-level device.
In terms of sound equipment, the TV is equipped with two speakers with 2.8 W at output.

In conclusion, the sound of this TV will barely play all the sounds. Bad in the high notes and in the low notes. It’s not great; but that’s enough for this range.

16M4 from HKC – Embedded intelligence

To smart TV aficionados, keep moving on. This model does not have one. In case you can’t do without it, and this 16M4 is your final choice, you will need to add a TV-Box next to it.

Presentation of the connection technology of HKC 16M4

The connection system consists of the minimum number of elements. The adepts of televisions in local network version will be disappointed by the lack of possibilities in terms of ports and inputs.
In this price range, this TV offers a higher number of connections than most of its competitors.

This model has a total of 10 connections, not too bad. The HKC 16M4 allows you not to choose between the different devices to be connected. You can connect everything to this TV; the box, game console, multimedia server, DVD or Blu-ray player, etc…

In clear, the connections available on this model are:
1 USB port, 3 HDMI ports, 1 audio output, 1 audio input, 1 headphone socket, 1 antenna input, 1 component plug (Video), 1 composite plug (Y/Pb/Pr)

16M4 from HKC – Technical characteristics

Here is a summary chart of the technical features of the TV:

Characteristic Value
Ratio 16/9
Sizes of the television without stand 37.5 cm x 29.3 cm x 4.6 cm
Screen size in inches 16
Screen resolution HD
Display system Direct-LED
Display frequency 60
Sound power 2.8
Tuners available DVB-T DVB-T2 DVB-S DVB-S2 DVB-C 
Number of tuners 3
Number of USB ports 1
Number of HDMI ports 3
Number of audio outputs 1
Number of audio inputs 1
Component Input (YpbPr) Yes
Composite Input (Video) Yes
VESA compatibility Yes

16M4 from HKC – The conclusion

Finally, this new HKC 16M4 is the TV to buy if you are not very careful about the options, or if you are looking for an alternative to troubleshoot.
Negative point on this 16M4 is the absence of smart tv. It’s surprising in this day and age. But since we’re in a low-end product, why not.
It’s a smart choice for this TV. HD resolution for daily use. In a few years the prices of Ultra 8k will have dropped.

Finally, we will note all the positive points that are to be added to the credit of this television set. Here are 3 that I find interesting:
the sound power, the display frequency, the depth of the colours.